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hab·i·tat

 (hăb′ĭ-tăt′)
n.
1.
a. The natural environment in which a species or group of species lives: good coyote habitat; managing wildlife habitat.
b. A particular kind of natural environment: woodland and prairie habitats.
c. An artificial environment created for an animal to live in: the lion habitat at the zoo.
2. A structure that affords a controlled environment for living in extremely inhospitable locations, such as an underwater research laboratory.
3. The place where a person lives or is most likely to be found: "This park became his habitat—a bench-sitter at 17" (Neal Cassady).

[Latin, it dwells, third person sing. present of habitāre, to dwell; see habitable.]

habitat

(ˈhæbɪˌtæt)
n
1. (Biology) the environment in which an animal or plant normally lives or grows
2. (Sociology) the place in which a person, group, class, etc, is normally found
[C18: from Latin: it inhabits, from habitāre to dwell, from habēre to have]

hab•i•tat

(ˈhæb ɪˌtæt)

n.
1. the natural environment of an organism; place that is natural for the life and growth of an organism: a jungle habitat.
2. the place where one is usu. found.
3. a special environment for living in over an extended period, as an underwater research vessel.
[1755–65; < Latin: it inhabits, 3rd singular present indic. of habitāre, frequentative of habēre to have, hold]

hab·i·tat

(hăb′ĭ-tăt′)
The area or natural environment in which an animal or plant normally lives, such as a desert, coral reef, or freshwater lake. A habitat can often be home to many different organisms.

habitat

The type of place where an animal or plant normally lives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habitat - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurshabitat - the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs; "a marine habitat"; "he felt safe on his home grounds"
environs, surround, surroundings, environment - the area in which something exists or lives; "the country--the flat agricultural surround"
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant

habitat

noun home, environment, surroundings, element, territory, domain, terrain, locality, home ground, abode, habitation, natural home In its natural habitat, the hibiscus will grow up to 25ft.

habitat

noun
The natural environment of an animal or plant:
Translations
بيئَه طبيعِيَّه
domovvýskytiště
levested
elõfordulási hely
habitat
kjörlendi
habitat
miesto výskytu
doğal çevrehabitat

habitat

[ˈhæbɪtæt] Nhábitat m

habitat

[ˈhæbɪtæt] nhabitat m
in their natural habitat → dans leur habitat naturel

habitat

nHeimat f; (of animals also)Lebensraum m

habitat

[ˈhæbɪˌtæt] nhabitat m inv

habitable

(ˈhӕbitəbl) adjective
(negative unhabitable) (usually of buildings) fit to be lived in. The house is no longer habitable – the roof is collapsing.
ˈhabitat (-tӕt) noun
the natural home of an animal or plant. The Antarctic is the penguin's natural habitat.
ˌhabiˈtation noun
the act of living in (a building etc). These houses are not fit for human habitation.
References in classic literature ?
Beneath my feet, then, the earth must be tunnelled enormously, and these tunnellings were the habitat of the new race.
But he satisfied himself in a very short time that Miss Day had nothing in common with the heroine of that work save certain signs of habitat and climate--and save, further, the fact that the male sex wasn't terrible to her.
The streams were deep and slow, and there were holes of abysmal depth, where any kind and size of antediluvian monster could find a habitat.
The way to it was such that I knew no extremely formidable beast could frequent it, nor was it large enough to make a comfortable habitat for any but the smaller mammals or reptiles.
The wilderness was his natural habitat and woodcraft as inherent to him as breathing.
In the dirt floor near the wall were two or three holes resembling the mouths of burrows--doubtless the habitat of the giant Martian rat.
The Fire People must have increased in numbers until they pressed uncomfortably against the bounds of their habitat.
With the termination of the adventure, we began to speculate upon the explanation of the presence of this savage brute at large so great a distance from its native habitat.
As for a habitat, if I were not permitted still to squat, I might purchase one acre at the same price for which the land I cultivated was sold -- namely, eight dollars and eight cents.
Of course I refrained from mentioning name or habitat, drawing the picture in an impersonal, composite sort of way, which none the less blinded no one to the faithfulness of the local color.
He found himself in a partly new flora, to which she was the guide, pointing out to him all the varieties of the oaks, making him acquainted with the madrono and the manzanita, teaching him the names, habits, and habitats of unending series of wild flowers, shrubs, and ferns.
Eucalyptus they were, but not the royal monarchs that their brothers are in native habitats.